Hello! Welcome to my website.

I strive to be an active Finnish citizen of the Nordics and the world, following global issues and being involved in them.

I studied International Relations at the University of Helsinki in the capital of Finland (my home town). While studying, I launched a student volunteering initiative, wrote a book on climate-friendly life and did academic collaborations on climate change with the Oxford Hub. I was the Finnish youth delegate to UNFCCC and UNESCO. I currently work at the Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN in New York.

I enjoy learning about the cultures and languages of the world. Recently, I’ve focused on Japanese language and culture. I stayed in Japan during a learning journey in Tohoku by Japan for Sustainability and spent a year at Kyoto University as an exchange student, joining the Kyoto University dinghy sailing team for one semester. I’m currently preparing for a proficiency test.

I regularly go on outdoor adventures, in the wilderness or at sea. I was an active scout and now, having competed the Gilwell training, help the young scout leaders with their programme activities. I’ll have a supporting role as the chair of the board of my local scout association in 2018. Otherwise I like books, games and walks. I sometimes sketch. But friends and family mean the most to me.

Please contact me via the University of Helsinki email address (name.surname@helsinki.fi).

Best,
Tom

picture by unknown at the sand dunes in Tottori, Japan